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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $996,400
Entrants: 212

Event 15 - $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low Split 8/OB

  • Jun 06, '12 - Jun 08, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 08, 12)

 
 

Adam Friedman Wins Event no. 15 ($269,037)

Level: 30

Ante: 20,000
Bring-In: 20,000
Limits: 80,000-160,000

Adam Friedman Wins Event no. 15 ($269,037)
Todd Brunson Eliminated 2nd Place ($166,269)

Adam Friedman

Todd Brunson entered the final level of the night with a slight chip lead of 1,750,000 to Adam Friedman’s 1,430,000, and quickly extended his lead after scooping a big pot early in the level. Brunson won the nearly 1.5 million showdown with a pair of sixes for the high and an eight low. That hand put Brunson way out in front with about 2,350,000 to Friedman’s 830,000.

Friedman managed to climb back to even after winning a showdown with a pair of aces and then took the lead once again after winning a huge showdown with a pair of tens. After nearly three and a half hours of heads-up play, Adam Friedman finally defeated Todd Brunson to win his first WSOP gold bracelet

Adam Friedman brought in the 2Club Suit for 20,000, Todd Brunson completed the bet to 80,000 with the 10Heart Suit and Friedman called. Brunson checked ten-high on fourth street, Friedman bet 80,000 and Brunson called. Brunson got the rest of chips in the middle on fifth street against Friedman’s queen-high board.

Friedman: JHeart SuitJClub Suit — 2Club Suit5Diamond SuitQDiamond Suit
Brunson: 10Club Suit3Club Suit — 10Heart Suit7Diamond SuitJSpade Suit

Brunson was all in for his tournament life with a split pair of tens against Friedman’s wired jacks. Brunson failed to improve by the river and was eliminated in 2nd place ($166,269). Adam Friedman wins Event no. 15, taking home the $269,037 grand prize and the fifteenth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Todd Brunson,   Adam Friedman
 

Level 29 Update: Brunson Holds Slight Lead Over Friedman

Level: 29

Ante: 15,000
Bring-In: 20,000
Limits: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 1,590,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Todd Brunson — 1,680,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Friedman — 1,500,000

Live Updates:

Brunson Takes Charge

Todd Brunson

Level 28 came and went without any real significant action or big change in the chip counts as both players were relatively even heading into Level 29 with about 13 big bets each. With the betting limits so high, small pots became more significant and it didn’t take much to see a big swing in the chip counts.

Brunson scooped a pot off of Friedman in a hand that went to a showdown at the beginning of Level 29 that put Brunson out in front with a more than 2:1 chip lead. Brunson brought in the 9Spade Suit for 20,000, Friedman completed the bet to 60,000 with the AHeart Suit and Brunson called.

Brunson: 9Spade Suit8Spade SuitKClub Suit6Spade Suit — 10Spade Suit9Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit
Friedman: AHeart Suit6Club Suit6Heart Suit2Heart Suit

Friedman bet 60,000 with ace-high on fourth street and Brunson called. Friedman paired sixes on fifth street and bet 120,000. Brunson called the bet and both players checked on sixth street and the river. Brunson made two pair on seventh street to scoop the pot and take a sizable chip lead over Friedman with about 2.2 million to 900,000.

Friedman Touches the Lead

Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman managed to take the lead about halfway through the level after scooping a big pot with two pair. Friedman brought in the 2Diamond Suit for 20,000 Todd Brunson completed the bet to 60,000 with the 6Heart Suit and Friedman called.

Friedman: 2Spade SuitQDiamond Suit9Spade Suit8Heart Suit — QHeart Suit9Heart Suit2Club Suit
Brunson: 6Heart Suit10Spade SuitASpade Suit5Spade Suit

Friedman checked queen-high on fourth street, Brunson bet 60,000, Friedman raised to 120,000 and Brunson called the check-raise. Brunson bet 120,000 on fifth street with ace-high, Friedman raised to 240,000 and Brunson called. Brunson bet 120,000 on sixth street and Friedman called. Brunson checked the river, Friedman bet 120,000 and Brunson called. Friedman made two pair and Brunson missed the low draw. Friedman scooped the pot and took the chip lead for himself that hand with about 1.7 million to Brunson’s 1.5 million.

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Player Tags: Todd Brunson,   Adam Friedman
 

Level 27 Update: Brunson Leads Friedman Heads-Up; Monnette 3rd ($109,444)

Level: 27

Ante: 10,000
Bring-In: 10,000
Limits: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 1,590,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Todd Brunson — 1,800,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Friedman — 1,300,000

Players Eliminated:

John Monnette — 3rd Place ($109,444)

Live Updates:

John Monnette Eliminated in 3rd Place ($109,444)

John Monnette

After a relatively uneventful Level 26, the rising blinds were just too much for John Monnette on the short stack and he was eliminated shortly into Level 27. He entered the level in a distant third with just about 4 big bets, trailing well behind Adam Friedman with 1,250,000 (15 BBs) and Todd Brunson who had the chip lead with about 1.6 million ( 20 BBs).

Monnette finally got the last of his chips in the middle with a wired pair of aces after calling a three-bet all-in from Adam Friedman on fifth street. Friedman was ahead when the money went in with trip fours with a pair on board and another four in the hole. Monnette failed to catch up by the river and was eliminated in 3rd place ($109,444).

With the elimination of John Monnette in 3rd place ($109,444), Todd Brunson took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 2,180,000 to Adam Friedman’s 1,000,000.

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Level 25 Update: Nikolai Yakovenko Eliminated in 4th Place ($79,831)

Level: 25

Ante: 5,000
Bring-In: 7,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 1,060,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Todd Brunson — 1,020,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Friedman — 740,000

Seat no. 7 — John Monnette — 1,450,000

Players Eliminated:

Nikolai Yakovenko — 4th Place ($79,831)

Live Updates:

Nikolai Yakovenko Eliminated in 4th Place ($79,831)

Nikolai Yakovenko

Nikolai Yakovenko came back from the dinner break on the short stack with just under 4 big bets and was the next player eliminated. Todd Brunson brought in the low card for 7,000, Adam Friedman completed the bet to 25,000 with the AClub Suit, Nikolai Yakovenko raised to 50,000 with the 3Diamond Suit, Brunson folded, Friedman three-bet to 75,000 and Yakovenko called all in.

Friedman: ADiamond SuitAClub Suit6Heart Suit
Yakovenko: 9Heart Suit9Club Suit3Diamond Suit

Yakovenko was all in for his tournament life on third street with a wired pair of nines and was behind Friedman’s split aces. Friedman made two pair on sixth street while Yakovenko failed to improve by the river. Nikolai Yakovenko was eliminated in 4th place ($79,831) while Adam Friedman continued to pad his chip lead.

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Player Tags: Adam Friedman,   Nikolai Yakovenko
 

Level 24 Update: Friedman Leads Final Four at Dinner; Arntzen 5th ($59,395)

Level: 24

Ante: 5,000
Bring-In: 5,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 795,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Todd Brunson — 730,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Friedman — 1,400,000

Seat no. 7 — John Monnette — 820,000
Seat no. 8 — Nikolai Yakovenko — 195,000

Players Eliminated:

Sven Arntzen — 5th Place ($59,395)

Live Updates:

Sven Arntzen Eliminated in 5th Place ($59,395)

Sven Arntzen

Sven Arntzen was previously crippled in a hand against Adam Friedman who took most of his chips in a big showdown with two pair. Down to his last 5,000, Arntzen was all in for the ante with the 2Club Suit, Adam Friedman completed the bet to 20,000 with the 9Club Suit and Nikolai Yakovenko called with the 3Diamond Suit.

Friedman: 9Club SuitQSpade Suit5Spade Suit5Heart Suit — AClub Suit4Spade Suit4Club Suit
Arntzen: 2Club SuitQDiamond SuitJSpade Suit6Diamond Suit — 10Heart Suit8Club Suit
Yakovenko: 2Diamond SuitKClub Suit4Diamond Suit5Club Suit

Arntzen bet 20,000 on fourth street and Yakovenko called. Both players checked the side pot on fifth street and Yakovenko bet 40,000 on sixth street. Friedman called and both players checked again on the river. Friedman showed two pair to win the hand and eliminate Sven Arntzen in 5th place ($59,395).

The remaining four players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 24 and will return at approximately 10:45 local time to resume play.

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Player Tags: Adam Friedman,   Sven Arntzen
 

Level 23 Update: Zimnan Ziyard Eliminated in 6th Place ($44,967)

Level: 23
Ante: 3,000
Bring-In: 5,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 636,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Sven Arntzen — 515,000
Seat no. 2 — Todd Brunson — 675,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Friedman — 1,245,000

Seat no. 7 — John Monnette — 340,000
Seat no. 8 — Nikolai Yakovenko — 405,000

Players Eliminated:

Zimnan Ziyard — 6th Place ($44,967)

Live Updates:

Zimnan Ziyard Eliminated in 6th Place ($44,967)

Zimnan Ziyard

Zimna Ziyard entered the level on the short stack with just 4 big bets and was the next player eliminated. Ziyard managed to find an early double up through John Monnette with a flush, but gave those chips to Todd Brunson on his final hand.

Brunson: 7Heart Suit5Diamond Suit5Club Suit4Diamond Suit — JSpade Suit6Diamond Suit3Heart Suit
Ziyard: 5Heart Suit7Heart Suit7Club Suit9Diamond Suit

The pot was four-handed until sixth street after Brunson bet 30,000, Ziyard raid to 60,000, John Monnette and Sven Artzen folded, Brunson three-bet to 90,000, Ziyard reraised all in and Brunson called. Brunson caught a straight on the river to win the pot and eliminate Zimnan Ziyard in 6th place ($44,967).

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Player Tags: Todd Brunson,   Zimnan Ziyard
 

Level Update 22: Ivey 7th ($34,595), Kenney 8th ($27,012)

Level: 22
Ante: 3,000
Bring-In: 3,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 212

Average Chip Count: 530,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Sven Arntzen — 589,000
Seat no. 2 — Todd Brunson — 278,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Friedman — 852,000

Seat no. 6 — Zimnan Ziyard — 123,000
Seat no. 7 — John Monnette — 764,000
Seat no. 8 — Nikolai Yakovenko — 578,000

Players Eliminated:

Phil Ivey — 7th Place ($34,595)
Bryn Kenney — 8th Place ($27,012)

Live Updates:

Bryn Kenney Eliminated in 8th Place ($27,012)

Bryn Kenney

Phil Ivey brought in the 2Spade Suit for 3,000, Bryn Kenney completed the bet to 12,000 with the ASpade Suit, John Monnette raised to 24,000 with the 7Diamond Suit, Ivey folded and Kenney called. Kenney bet 12,000 on fourth street, Monnette raised to 24,000 and Kenney called. Kenney got it all in on fifth street and was behind with a pair of eights against Monnette’s trip sevens.

Monnette: 7Diamond Suit10Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit — 7Heart Suit7Club Suit
Kenney — ASpade Suit6Club SuitQClub Suit — 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit

Monnette was ahead on fifth street when the money went in with rolled up sevens against Kenney’s wired eights. Kenney failed to improve by the river and was eliminated in 8th place ($27,012).

Phil Ivey Eliminated in 7th Place ($34,595)

Phil Ivey

Adam Friedman brought in the 2Diamond Suit for 3,000, Phil Ivey completed the bet to 12,000 with the AHeart Suit, John Monnette called with the QClub Suit, Brunson called with the 3Spade Suit, and Friedman folded. Brunson bet 12,000 on fourth street, Ivey called and Monnette folded. Ivey checked fifth street, Brunson bet 24,000, Ivey raised all in and Brunson called the check-raise.

Brunson: 3Spade Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit8Heart Suit — ADiamond Suit8Spade Suit4Club Suit
Ivey: AHeart Suit9Club Suit7Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit

Ivey was behind on fifth street when the money went in with a pair of sevens against Brunson’s pair of eights and both a flush and straight draw. Brunson made a straight on the river to eliminate Phil Ivey in 7th Place ($34,595).

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Player Tags: Todd Brunson,   Phil Ivey,   John Monnette,   Bryn Kenney
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 15 ($5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low 8/OB) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Day 3 began with 19 players, and with the elimination of Brian Twete in 9th Place ($21,392), the official 8-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 21 with limits of 10,000-20,000 with a 2,000 ante, and will continue until a winner is determined.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 1 — Sven Arntzen — 549,000
Seat no. 2 — Todd Brunson — 259,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Friedman — 707,000
Seat no. 4 — Phil Ivey — 230,000
Seat no. 5 — Bryn Kenney — 207,000
Seat no. 6 — Zimnan Ziyard — 203,000
Seat no. 7 — John Monnette — 686,000
Seat no. 8 — Nikolai Yakovenko — 343,000

While only 8 remain, this event gathered 212 players, creating a total prize pool of $996,400. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $269,037
2nd Place — $166,269
3rd Place — $109,444
4th Place — $79,831
5th Place — $59,395
6th Place — $44,967
7th Place — $34,595
8th Place — $27,012

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 
 

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